Tag Archive: mentoring

Sep 24

Opening the Door to the Private Sector

There are many ways to begin making connections and building your network inside the private sector.  The best case scenario typically involves reaching out to someone you know – perhaps a former military colleague or a neighbor – working at a company of particular interest to you. Social media offers another avenue to do research …

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Mar 14

SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: ARE YOU READY?

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Most senior leaders separating from military service have not had to look for a job since their teenage years.  This group of senior executives may be unfamiliar with the complexities of the civilian job search and may underestimate what it takes to land and retain the right position. SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: A Guide …

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Oct 17

Retired Navy Admiral at Full Throttle in Civilian Life

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Transitioning senior military leaders have the extraordinary opportunity to redefine themselves in their post-military lives. Retired Navy Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr. who retired from military service in October, 2012 after serving as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, embodies that philosophy and was kind enough to share his transition insights and experience with Military Leaders …

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Dec 13

The Value of a Great Mentor

Great mentors are worth their weight in gold. They can be the best cheerleaders yet, at the same time, are not afraid to remind you when you are headed in the wrong direction. Mentors serve as sounding boards and often draw from their own experience to help you avoid common pitfalls as you explore post-military career options. …

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Oct 16

War Reporter To Transitioning Military: Tell Your Story

Being able to tell your story – who you are and what you can do – is a central part of a successful military to civilian transition. I sought out the perspective of war reporter Alex Quade, who has distinguished herself as a journalist willing to take great personal risks to bring the reality of war into …

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May 22

Targeting Top Tier Military Talent

Pamela Hardy

Companies across the United States are stepping up to hire qualified veterans who have transitioned out of military service.  These firms, both large and small, recognize the talents of those who have served and appreciate them as civic assets with much more to contribute. Some companies, such as Booz Allen Hamilton, are going the extra mile by …

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Apr 25

Military Spouses: Prepare for Transition to Civilian Life

Military spouses are some of the most resilient and flexible human beings on the planet. They have to learn very early on in military life to cope with stress, frequent professional and personal change and loss. Spouses of senior military leaders may find themselves in leadership roles of their own, both inside and outside the …

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